Wonder Woman has been called Dc’s attempt to save their cinematic universe an I dare say it mostly succeeded. As most of us know Critics and fans have been divided to say the least over the Dc cinematic universe. While it started with Man of Steel in June of 2013 the Dccu (DC cinematic universe) didn’t really start until spring of last year when Batman v Superman hit theaters. Which divided fans and critics alike. Then there was Suicide Squad which hit theaters last August. This somehow managed to divide critics and fans even more thanks in part to the insane hype that was behind Suicide Squad. The hype was mostly over Jared Leto being the first actor to portray The Joker since Heath Ledger in 2008’s The Dark Knight. controversy arose when fans and critics learned the joker was little more than a cheap marketing ploy. And what I mean by that is that the character was there for all of 5 minutes out of a run time of 2 hours and 3 minutes. To get back on point, Wonder Woman has been seen as Dc’s attempt at a course correction and it looks like they succeeded because it is currently sitting at a whopping 94% certified fresh rating on rotten tomatoes. (for those not familiar with rotten tomatoes that’s one of the most positive ratings a movie can acquire). Now with that setup out of the way its time to actually review this movie as always no movie is without its flaws so lets dive into it.
Gal Gadot stars as Princess Diana aka Diana Prince an Amazonian princess whos life gets turned upside down when a Steve Trevors, WWI fighter pilot crashes onto to the island comprised of all female warriors.Diana is then chosen to accompany Steve back to London to deliver intelligence that could change the tide of the war. What follows is a charming fish out of water story that is filled with humor and nail-biting action.
Gal Gadot was once thought to be horribly miscast for the role of Wonder Woman as we saw in Batman v Superman that is not the case. Honestly I’d argue her portrayal of Wonder Woman was one of the best parts of that film. I’m glad to say that’s for the most part still the case here. The only time her performance was uneven is a very specific moment in the opening thirty which I won’t get into here due to spoilers. (side note may do a spoiler review later for certain parts). As for Chris Pines I was pleasantly surprised with his performance. He brings the charm and charisma he wielded so well when he previously played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboots. In my opinion Dc succeeded here mostly due to all the time it put into fleshing out its characters. As for the villains I can’t say too much due to spoilers but what i will say is that i was mildly disappointed by the main villain.
My only true complaints about the movie are 1. the Villains, and 2. The green screen was super noticeable in most of the scenes on the island. Other than that this is a phenomenal film it was emotionally engaging, packed with humor action and charisma. I rate Wonder Woman